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Orchids at Palm Court

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2087 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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AAA Five-Diamond Award for 2018 - The only restaurant in Ohio and one of just 64 in North America to be awarded Five-Diamonds

Orchids at Palm Court is a fine dining restaurant located in the National Historic Landmark Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Dine in a breathtaking 1930s French Art Deco setting with two-story Romanesque murals, Brazilian rosewood, German silver-nickel sconces & an original Rookwood pottery fountain.

Orchids features French-Inspired modern American cuisine highlighting the freshest seasonal offerings. The menu is based on availability of the highest quality ingredients using local and organic products including a rooftop beehives and an herb garden.

Additional Accolades include OpenTable's Top 100 Best Restaurant in USA (Seven consecutive years including #7 in 2014), Forbes Four Stars (4 consecutive years), Top Cincinnati Restaurant (Zagat) and American Culinary Federation’s Award of Excellence.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sunday through Thursday 5:30-10:00 PM Friday and Saturday 5:30pm-10:00pm; Afternoon Tea (First Saturday of the month) 2:00pm-4:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 564-6465
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
The hotel has three breathtaking ballrooms and 27 additional banquet rooms perfect for any event from 1-1000.
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Cross street
Race Street
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking. You may park with the bellman on Race Street or pull into the valet parking area, also on Race Street under the green arrow.
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Public transit
TANK bus stop across Race Street. Metro bus stop within one block.
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Entertainment
Pianist & light jazz trio in The Bar at Palm Court on Friday & Saturday from 5:00pm-1:00am.
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Special events & promotions
For private parties in Orchids at Palm Court, please call for details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The restaurant offers private dining, but the hotel also offers dining in our three ballrooms including the famed "Hall of Mirrors" and 27 additional break-out rooms. The hotel features one of the finest examples of 1930s French art deco.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Staff did a great job understanding that we were not very adventurous in our menu selections and were still accommodating.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing experience. Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

My wife and I had a great night out and had a great experience overall.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere and unique food presentations. Not rushed. Bar music a nice background sound

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Chefs tasting was phenomenal!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing servers. Made the experience an EXPERIENCE! Wow
The sharing of knowledge about each course and wine was awesome. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We absolutely love the Orchids at the Palm! The service and food are impeccable, always. The staff is knowledgeable and wants everyone to have an enjoyable dining experience. Everyone should go.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My experience was wonderful.. Chuck at the bar made a great ( 2) old fashions and Joel did a great job as Captain that evening..

I want to bring my family there to enjoy the food quality and presentation, service, and historic and beautiful ambiance.

Frank Sorba

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary there on Sunday night, and, as usual, the food, the service, and the ambience were all outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Exquisite. Easy to see why this is the only 5 star restaurant in Ohio. Great innovative cuisine and cocktails in a setting that is world class. If you are a foodie or someone looking for a special night out it is a must try as Orchids never disappoints.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The menu is prix fixe, which I don't believe it was when we last visited quite some years ago. We were celebrating an anniversary, and the staff were aware of this without any mention from us. We each had the 3 course dinner (roasted salsify - served cool to room temp, duck - 3- 3/4" slices, custard - not quite the egg and cream custard you may expect), ( raviolo - a singular 4" round, scallops - 2 sea scallops, chocolate dessert). Presentation is everything here, from the food, to the art deco ambiance and attentive service. They also served us 2 mini-courses between the 3 main courses. The second was a crab and rice pudding. Crab flavor was nice, but the rice was too firm in the center (undercooked?). Each dish has many ingredients, and therefore layers of flavor. In short, we go for the ambiance. The food tasted good and service was wonderful. We just wish the portions were a teeny bit bigger.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This was true dining experience at a 5 Star restaurant. Everything was to perfection for both food and service. They deserve their 5 Star rating.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Exceptional Food, Service, and attention to detail. Best restaurant experience i have ever had! Took my wife for her birthday and every single person who attended the table addressed her by name and wished her a happy birthday. They call ahead of time to validate any allergies or food special requests, as well as the occasion. Top Notch !

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Spectacular venue and dining experience!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We celebrated our wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating and they made us feel very special. The staff worked hard to make sure everything was just right beginning with a special anniversary card, and ending with yummy treats. The choreography of the wait staff was perfect. The food was so wonderful. The chef sent us customized miniature creations in between each course (vegetarian and non). I had the roasted salsify and the strudel, both were really spectacular. My husband had the Gulf shrimp and NY strip which he really enjoyed. Each dish was prepared with excellence and care. The desserts were works of art. The whole experience was so enjoyable! We’ll be back again! They’ve got a great wine list too! Thanks so much to everyone at Orchids at Palm Court for such a special evening!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Outstanding in all areas. Presentation, food, the room - everything elegant.

Personal opinion on music volume - the piano is enough. When the trumpet and electric guitar started, had to lean to hear the other side of the table. I'm there for dinning, not a band. BUT, I will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This is a beautiful hotel with top-notch service at every level highly recommended for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Impeccable service and timing. Delicious food. Great experience

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food and service. Entire wait staff new their stuff!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

So disappointed! We had been looking forward to this meal for a long time, as Orchid came highly recommended. Our friend ordered a glass of wine with dinner that never arrived. She ordered an appetizer that was not as described, and had to send it back twice. My steak was cold and, although I told them I was allergic to soy, the server (not our server) who came to the table to further describe the food we were about to eat said the sauce on my plate was soy-based. Consequently, I avoided it. When our server came back to the table, halfway through our entrees to check on us, I asked about the soy sauce. She said the chef, knowing my allergy, didn’t include soy—it was a Beaujolais reduction. I enjoyed it with the second half of my meal! Our server was very personable, and she did reduce the price of our meals, which was unexpected. It will be a long time before we return.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!! The staff was fantastic. We had the chef's tasting menu and it was fabulous! The staff was VERY knowledgeable about wine pairings. The ambiance was just beautiful. A wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

This is fine dining at its best. Tremendous creativity and quality, combined with impeccable service and elegant atmosphere, make for an unforgettable experience.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Dining at Orchid to celebrate our wedding anniversary was an amazing experience. The staff and service were excellent. they went out of their way to make the night special. They were great at explaining the menu and servings. We opted for the 5 course meal and were pleased with the opportunity to experience multiple item.
The food was beyond our expectations. The chef has a wonderful menu and a great touch. Each of the courses had such great flavors that left us looking forward to the next! It was well worth the expense and made this night special. Thanks

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything we had was delicious. The staff was very attentive. It was our anniversary and numerous staff wished us a happy anniversary and there was a card at our table and happy anniversary was written in chocolate on our dessert plates. We had an awesome meal!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Went to Orchids for our Anniversary - it is a very special place - the atmosphere is incredible!
The service was excellent and all of the food was super delicious - they highlighted our Anniversary and made it an extraordinary event - they are over the top with what they do! There were a few hiccups but Samantha the Manager went way out of her way to fix them. If you haven’t been to Orchids you must try it right away!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was pretty good, with a few minor misses, but overall well composed. Definitely do dessert

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent food, beautiful presentation, and an perfect level of service. The surroundings are like no other in the area in their opulent beauty. Having dinner at Orchids at Palm Court is to go back to a grander, slower time - but with very timely food.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

It had been a while since we had been to Orchids. It was absolutely superb. I had the four course meal with a local root vegetable I had never heard of, foie gras , scallops, and a chocolate dessert to die for.
A live piano combo was playing in the background, yet it was easy to carry a conversation. It made for a very special evening.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

What a wonderful find. High dining at its best. Comfortable, delicious, perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food was wonderful, the staff were very accommodating and knowledgeable and made us feel special! We loved it!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Everything about Orchid’s is amazing. They really do have unique cuisines and keep you full with their variety of dishes brought out. Amazing ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Large plates, smallish portions, prix fixe choices, French, not as expensive as I thought it was going to be. Turned out to be beyond expectations.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great in all aspects as usual. Our server Robert and his team were great....good wine recommendations

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Wonderful dinner, service impeccable. Great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Such a beautiful experience to make a special occasion even more memorable! The food and wine choices on the 10 course tasting menu were exquisite and the service was outstanding with an added personal touch.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Outstanding!

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Bit pricey and limited menu selections. Ambiance and service were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Fabulous birthday dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

One of the best meals I have ever had! Service was perfect...not slow and not too rushed...just right.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I was eager to try Orchids based on reviews, but we honestly found it to be somewhat overpriced and stuffy. We do a lot of fine dining but tend to prefer a more casual atmosphere. The food was good, but not the best I’ve had. The service was overwhelming and we honestly weren’t sure which person was our server. Unfortunately we won’t likely return.

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